The West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center features an extensive collection of military memorabilia and artifacts dating as far back as the Revolutionary War, and leading to present day.
The center, which opened late last year, has a room dedicated to the New Haven Grays, Connecticut's oldest military company formed in 1816 and whose commander General Samuel Merwin went on to found Grace Hospital, which is now part of Yale-New Haven Hospital.
U.S. Army Guard and Army Reserve veteran Fred Horn, West Haven Veterans Museum historian, led VFW Devon Post 7788 Commander-elect Robert Paddock, of Milford, a retired U.S. Commissioned Navy Chief, on a tour of the facility on Wednesday.
The West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center is located at 30 Hood Terrace. Hours are Wednesday, noon - 4 p.m.; Friday, noon - 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
Call (203) 934-1111 for more information.